Get to Know Us

“Last Name Basis” is a sometimes weekly podcast hosted by Franchesca & Patrick. Each week they discuss what’s going on in the world along with what’s happening in their lives as a married couple.

Whether they’re unpacking social justice issues, re-hashing internet fails, singing along to your favorite songs, investigating “Florida Man…” headlines, dropping knowledge in the Science Corner, or just trying to figure out what the hell is going on in Brooklyn, Fran & Pat will keep you laughing uncontrollably in the street, on the subway, and sitting at your desk at work (we see you).

Get to Know Us

“Last Name Basis” is a sometimes weekly podcast hosted by Franchesca & Patrick. Each week they discuss what’s going on in the world along with what’s happening in their lives as a married couple.

Meet Franchesca

Franchesca Ramsey is an actress, comedian and video blogger with over 29 million views on YouTube and over half a million followers across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Her videos have been featured on MTV, The NY Times and The BBC. In 2012 “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” was viewed 5 million times in 5 days, garnering coverage on MSNBC, ABC and Anderson Cooper. Franchesca worked as a writer and contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central and is currently the host of the MTV web series Decoded. Her first book, Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, was published in 2018.

Meet Patrick

Patrick Kondas is an attorney and aspiring ukulele master who loves to cook.

The Producers

Last Name Basis is produced by BRIC Radio in Brooklyn. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn’s Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. For more info visit bricartsmedia.org

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